MetaZoo Hour Summary • Jan 20, 2022 • 139 Questions

I want to start off this summary by apologizing to you all for being so late with this summary, and the January 30th MetaZoo Hour summary as well. Going forward, I will do my best to get these hours summarized the day of, or the day after at the very latest. That being said, I also got the January 30th summary done this morning, but I will publish that one in 4-to-6 hours from now so as to not confuse anyone or annoy those who are signed up to the MetaZoo HQ push notifications.

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:02am EST, MetaZoo Games founder Michael Waddell started up another MetaZoo Hour on the official MetaZoo Discord server.

There were a total of 130 MetaZoo related questions & 9 personal/unrelated questions that were asked by members of the MetaZoo Discord community, and the answers all came directly from Michael Waddell himself; unless otherwise stated.

As always, we’ll start off with the MetaZoo-related questions first, in the order that they were received, and then move onto the personal questions afterward. Try searching for things such as “Wilderness,” “Valentines” or “NFT” to narrow-down the results. It all works dynamically. 🙂

Michael Waddell at 10:02am EST:
@everyone MetaZoo Hour begins now! Ask me anything in 📝-metazoo-chat!!

MetaZoo Questions

  • Is there any plans to reprint cards like the Inks to actually reasonably put them in the hands of players?

    Mechanically similar ones yes, but never the inks themselves

  • When is the full board of directors going to be announced?

    As we get them 🙂 some big ones coming

  • Will there be any MetaZoo TCG exclusive cards for the backers of the new Kickstarter?


  • I’m new to metazoo and want to know when you’re coming back to New York?

    I’m here now!

  • Will nightfall cards be on reserve list?

    Not in this initial announcement

  • Do you have to attend collectacon for Spoiler packs if you are an NFT holder?

    Yes. Convention exclusives will always be convention exclusives. — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Metazoo X Funko anytime soon?

    Announcement coming soon

  • Are you guys manually getting the genesis nfts unstuck on mintable?

    No, their team on mintable is

  • Binders for Wilderness?


  • any more metazoo nfts incoming?

    Yes, not tokens though

  • What are you most excited for Mr Takiguchi to work on help out with?

    Expanding our global reach

  • So I know that Metazoo and Revive skateboards are collaborating, is there gonna be any promo cards included with the skateboards themselves?

    They will be blind boxes that have a card that can be redeemed for a board

  • Will there still be other ways to use our metazoo medal coins?

    yes… in perpetuity. roadmap at

  • What about NFT’s from different artists? The same way you have fan art packs dropping.

    Not a bad idea

  • Will there ever be a 1 of 1 card in a set anytime soon?

    Treasure hunt set coming up

  • What are the prices or tiers of the new kickstarter gonna be?

    Cheapest tier is $15

  • Will the Metazoo Online TCG incorporate the ability to trade cards between accounts utilizing the block chain?


  • Are there Easter eggs out there you and the team have hidden that we haven’t found yet?

    You have no idea .gif — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Is it true nightfall won’t get a 2nd Ed?

    nightfall 2nd edition will be exclusive to big box and special items, no booster boxes or any product from 1st edition

  • Is there gonna be something in place so that all the spots for the new Kistarter don’t essentially get “scalped”?

    KS has been working on their bot prevention I think

  • To confirm, is the Sol TCG drop based on Solana? If so... I want to start stockpiling.


  • Is the new KS for playable cards for Metazoo TCG or like poker cards?


  • Any plans to one day make Booster Boxes or specialty boxes that allow for Pack Draft Play similar to other TCGs?


  • What's your preference? PSA, CGC, Beckett? Do you have any graded cards to show?

    We do not have an official preference

  • Will all booster boxes be made from recyclable material going forward?

    If we can do this, yes. 1 and done doesn’t make sense, but there’s a lot of things to consider

  • More awesome apparel soon?

    with wilderness!

  • Is there plans to expand Metazoo into internet born urban legends such as Slenderman, The Black Eyed Children or SCP?

    Eventually if we can get sign off from their creators on a collab

  • Cereal company deal when?

    creepy pasta set

  • postcardssssssss

    Next ones we want to do with USPS 😉

  • Will MZ artists have collect a con exclusive wilderness sketch cards in Orlando?


  • I meant the physical coins lol anything besides autographs?

    ah yes of course

  • Mike will you doodle auto one of my cards at Orlando?

    haha your least fav, my doodles are horrendous

  • How do nft holders get the promo card?

    More on this to come later — but the NFT cards are heading to print .. tonight! — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

    They will order it via the marketplace and we will check which tokens you have – that’s the current plan

    “later” was very fast. — Stated by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Will you still do this when MetaZoo is bigger than Pokémon and a million people are in here?


  • Will we ever see auras that generate duel/multiple aura types?


  • Do you have a date for when we will have to burn our genesis for the new 16-bit versions?

    We will have a date very soon

  • Mentioned the other day you plan on implementing a reserved list like mtg, when do you plan on making an announcement for the first cards?


  • Will you ever release your original artworks as promos or even alt art cards?

    Yes 🙂 already have a plan for this

  • Do you join Facebook groups and hangout, would you like to join MetaZoo Vault fb group lol?

    I try to stay out of secondary market groups!

  • Plans to upgrade card stock quality?

    I’m quite proud of our cardstock quality

  • any potential for an Inugami card while on Yokai Island?

    I wouldn’t rule it out. — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • How long until you think an official card rotation would happen?

    Years if I have my way, and that’s assuming it ever needs to happen

  • How is the card numbering in a set decided?

    I’m sure some of the fan sites can/will figure it out soon! 😛 — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Will Metazoo 1st edition ever come to Target or Walmarts?

    Wilderness 1st edition special items will be in target and walmart, but we will likely try to keep it to 2nd edition exclusives in the future

  • Is the reserve list more for iconic cards, or OP cards?


  • You mentioned upcoming sets: wilderness, ufo, séance, and war. Is Ouija still an upcoming set or was it replaced with seance?


  • Is there going to be different functionality for different types of the nft token?


  • Did metazoo hire any people for the video game development?

    Not yet!

  • Numbered cards in wilderness by chance Mike?

    I wonder

  • Any tips for people selling cryptid merch on Etsy? Avoid using MetaZoo name? Other tips to avoid problems?

    Avoid saying it’s official

  • [Teaser]

    — Shared by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • So does that mean higher print runs now and getting rid of 2nd ed for the forseable future?

    1st edition print runs remain the same size starting with wilderness, even when we 10x our fanbase size each year

  • Will booster boxes stay exclusive to the official website and LCS only?

    That’s the plan

  • Can you disclose what’s special, what’s the “chase” in wilderness? No box toppers, but the secret rare?

    I like bigfoot, cumberland dragon, snipe, etc… secret rare? hmm

  • [...]

    Speaking of chases of Wilderness — we’ll have an entirely new setup for conventions with some cool Wilderness stuff all throughout 2022. — Stated by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • can we get a teaser for the Walmart packages?

  • Will we be able to order more than one booster of wilderness on the website?

    Depends on our allocation

  • when do you expect the solana tcg to be playable?

    Fall 2022

  • Scratch and sniff box wen?

    Nightfall, didn’t you try?

  • Last week you told me to reach out to Chadatronic with a question I had. I can't reach him due to not accepting messages/invites. Is there a better way than discord?

    Please keep this email specific to MetaZoo inquiries. — Stated by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • When is will yall be in Texas?

    May 28-29 in Ft Worth at CollectACon! — Answered by @TexasTed

  • I know you'll eventually say, but will there be different 1st edition print runs for regions/languages like OG Yugioh did? And/or releases at different times months apart?

    Maybe, but we don’t see an immediate need right now

  • Is there any chance of a redeemable? A friend of mine was suggesting the idea of being able to send in booster pack wrappers for a prize in the future. I doubt it would be that, but just wondering if there was any plans of something like that?

    Yes! … Er, I mean.. I don’t know. 👉👈 — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Do we have a OB9/U13 in wilderness and what is it called?

    wild 7

  • Will Metazoo token holders get whitelist for future NFTS?


  • What will the valentimes product cost?


  • When will you guys come by North Carolina?:(

    June 4-5 in Charlotte- CollectACon! — Answered by @TexasTed

  • When will KS playing cards buy in be available?

    jan 31st!

  • Do u plan to add multiple rarities like Pokémons endless new rarities lol? Secret rares, gold cards...


  • When do you think you will start submissions for the next fan art contest?


  • Will the playing cards have a Kickstarter logo on them?


  • Can we have a Metazoo Credit Card for all our MetaZoo purchases/needs? Use your points for special redeemables

    Just set up your direct deposit into our bank account

  • I wear a Metazoo hat everyday and get asked “What is Metazoo?” What’s the best way to answer?

    Give them a pack to open

  • Will we ever see any Holo Potion cards?

    It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think we may have holo deck staple utility cards at some point. — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • The story is INCREDIBLE. Did you create the bones of the story and when did you start working on it?

    August 2020 is when I sat down in a hotel room in nyc and created the outline

  • Will it be easy to get one of the Green Goblin cards during the Wubby promo, or do I need to be worried?

    just watch his stream!

  • Hey Mike when OP launches and I start my journey to become the best player in the world can we be friends?

    Sounds like you’ll be my opponent.

    ^ Isn’t your record like 0 and 15? 😛 — Stated by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast, replying to Mike Waddell

  • Will the new KS campaign be only playing cards or will have tcg as well?

    There will be tcg promos associated with it

  • Will there be a limit on the valentines product for NFT holders? Last time non holders were able to purchase as well. are you going to find a way to stop that this time?

    a lot of those holes have been patched

  • Will metazoo coins be redeemable in the upcoming tournament in austin?

    We only accept redemptions at Official MetaZoo presence events. 🙂 — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Are their different types of the caster gun or just one?

    They are made by the user, very hard to do, and registered to your unique aura signature

  • Can you reveal all (or some) of the wilderness theme deck aura types?

    You wish 😛

  • any plans for new aura types?

    wind in yokai island

  • Is a physical MetaZoo storefront still in the works?

    Yes, but no juice will be served there.

    Absolutely. — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Any word when these dimmak boxes are moving out?

    Very, very soon! — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Any thought to eventually (1yr, 5yr, 10yr down the road) do something special for NFT holders that never sold?

    not a bad idea

  • Thoughts on giving content creators cards to spoil for sets?

    not a bad idea

  • Will there be a ranked and casual play on the online card game?


  • Is this a poster to promote Wilderness or related to a specific product?!

    Let’s just say it’s a small part of a very large image. 😉 — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • When is the tolarian video coming?

    Soon, I believe for now @Louie – Kitchen Table TCG just came out with an amazing how to play video

  • Is the online tcg in development?

    heavily so

  • What was your inspiration to make Mothman cute instead of this big scary monster?

    is he cute? Not really my type I guess

  • Will the treasure hunt be a series of clues put out at different times or all the clues at once on a scheduled day?

    clues, like a treasure hunt

  • Ever thought about cards that can use old school 3D glasses?

    We’ve got some very unique stuff on the horizon. 🙂 — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • When are those Valentine’s Day boxes purchasable?

    6th for nft holders, 7th for everyone else, 12pm EST on each day

  • How much would I have to pay you to get Metazoo pogs/slammers?

    just sign my book

  • How many collabs do you guys have lined up and when will we be hearing about more? 🙂

    almost every week or so

  • Maybe a cool metazoo themed coin display?

    What’s that you said? MetaZoo pin display? Good idea~ — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • will we have wilderness NFT label boxes?


  • Will MZ product be available online from Walmart and target or in store only?

    not 100% sure

  • Metazoo silver Bullion?

    very, very soon

  • Any tcg promos planned as rewards for the 2nd Kickstarter?


  • Lego sets coming soon?

    I really, really hope so

  • I saw there will be ranks in Metazoo online gameplay. Will there be rank tiers like bronze, silver, gold, master, grandmaster etc? Also When looking for a game will the que match a game with same ranked casters?

    That’s the plan

  • Any plans for Jersey Devil Metazoo merch? I live like 10 min away from his place of origin. Would love to have some to promote play 🙂

    New JD’s coming very, very soon. — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • What about trademarks/IP? Will MetaZoo be able to own certain Cryptids? Like Green Goblin I thought it was from Spider-Man > Marvel, we won’t get in trouble?

    No, we won’t get in trouble.

  • Hey Mike, Dinosaur Beastie when?

    already have them!

  • will the art of Genesis 2.0 be the same as the current Genesis art?

    nope! different

  • Would love to see a YouTube series where you play the game and give your personal advices or expose your favourite strategies

    I don’t want to impact the meta too much

  • Will we ever see Terras and Auras as foils in packs?

    We’ve already got ’em as holos. 😛 — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Will aurafacts from Cryptid Nation be included in the reserve list?


  • Mike can you sell us on CN2, anything long term that will impact collectibility of the set?

    This is a weird question

  • will beasties be burned for the the same beastie or different? ie burn squonk get squonk?

    squonk get a squonk

  • Does the reserve list remove a card from tournament play or just from print?


  • Will we meet any new casters in Wilderness?


  • Is wilderness gonna have chibis too?

    Some yes, we don’t want to over do the chibi stuff though, so we likely won’t see them for another year or so after wilderness

  • Is CN2 the last set to have a boxtopper?


  • Any thought on digital media? Like animated shows/talk show at some point? [teaser]

    Digital media? animated assets? us? never..

    — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • I just cant wait for plushies lol but I wont be able to make it to any cons

    Only some plush will be con exclusive.

    A little birdy told me we may be streaming live from these events anyway.. Who knows what’ll happen? 😛 — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Bigfoot or Cumberland dragon as king of wilderness?


  • Will the bullion be blind box or will you be able to order specific Cryptids?


  • NFT holder exclusive alt art illustrated novel covers?

    OOooooo good idea

  • Do you anticipate there being spin-off comics from the main storyline before or when it finishes? Follow different characters, go to different regions, times?

    Yes, and we want people interested in doing this to get their creative juices flowing as early as Fall 2022

  • is Mothman going to be on the reserve list?


  • How many points will we need to redeem for a life-sized Loveland Frog Standee?

    Funny you should say life-sized standees.. — Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast

  • Do you relate to Sam in the story? Are Rose and Adam modeled off people you knew?

    All the main characters are based on people I know

  • Bigfoot vs. Mothman set 2023 🤔 LET THEM FIGHT!


  • Was Mothman purposefully made more rare in CN2E or is getting that sense purely anecdotal?

    Purely anecdotal

  • will there be a pinclub box for UFO?


  • New clothing when?


  • Personal Questions

  • cake 🍰 or pie 🥧 ?


  • Favorite Miyazaki movie?


  • Mike, Will you be my Valentine? (don’t tell Mrs. Latest)

    Let me text Mrs. Latest and check – don’t worry already have her number

  • Hey there Mike and Staff! Who’s the best swimmer out of all the MZ staff members?

    we all float down here

  • Mike, will you be watching the new LOTR show?


  • Mike where did you sit on the school bus?

    bus was so short the front was basically the back, so hard to say

    brazilian school buses were weird

  • I heard you talking about good and bad years on a stream. Do you like history books and shows?

    oh yes, big history buff

  • Favorite book right now? 🤓

    Reading heart of darkness for the first time

  • Do you listen to Hardcore History with Dan Carlin?

    yes, from quite a while ago, is he still producing?

  • Michael Waddell at 11:12am EST:
    Okay everyone! Thank you so much

    This concludes what we’ve learned from the January 20th, 2022 MetaZoo Hour! A total of 139 questions were answered.


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